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Hello Santee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A message from Santee Chamber CEO, Kristen Dare Chair’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 A note from the desk of current Santee Chamber Board Chair, Melissa Dombo Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Santee Lakes among one of many outdoor recreation spots to check out this summer Socializing Santee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A look back at Santee Chamber events and member activities The Santee Scoop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Get the inside scoop from local real estate agent and resident, John Olsen My Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Meet resident, Navy Veteran, and Volunteer Extraordinaire, Mike Aiken 5 Ways to Celebrate Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Check out this quick list of summer must-dos around town Santee’s Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Congratulate the winners of Santee Chamber’s annual voting program, Santee’s Favorites Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Take a peek at what’s on deck for some summertime fun around town Community Resource Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Get connected with what you need around town

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HELLO SANTEE! Summertime is upon us and I am really looking forward to the change of season. It feels like many changes are upon us as I see businesses shifting into new gears, after breaking through barrier after barrier. These shifts are fueled by the many changes everyone is facing in the new world we live in. It seems hard to imagine a more rewarding time to be part of a thriving business community and those among it should feel proud. We’ve learned so much in two years… for me, I’m still learning. I have been far from perfect on the road to recovery, but giving so much along the way. Like many chamber executives, (and business owners alike) we’ve had to establish a new BBB: Balance, Boundaries and Burnout. We were often pouring so much of ourselves into our work while not knowing the path ahead, we forgot to balance in other relationships, set boundaries for those around us, and avoid burnout along the way. I’m pleased to feel on the other side of these things and grateful for the help I’ve had throughout this journey. We have had such a powerful start to our year with bringing back some events we haven’t seen since 2019, we are back to publishing these magazines on a quarterly basis, and we are in full-prep mode for the 2022 Santee Street Fair. LIfe is good! The strength of our membership and Board of Directors is a true testimony to why I get to do what I do. When friends or family tell me I’m always on the go, that I have a great (and fun) job, and that I know so many people around our community, they aren’t wrong. But I am thankful regularly for what this town and job provide me. If you don’t know much about the Chamber, or what we do, get to know us. Recognize someone on our Board? Ask them about how to get more involved, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. Our small but mighty staff takes great pride in the work we do and we are always welcoming new members. And for those already with us, thank you for your support.

- Kristen Dare, ACE

Chamber of Commerce, CEO

Errata: In our Spring 2022 issue on Page 29, we incorrectly listed the wrong times for the Board of Directors meetings for Padre Dam Municipal Water District. The regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4pm in the boardroom inside the Customer Service Center at 9300 Fanita Parkway, Santee. We regret the error.

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CHAIR'S MESSAGE Let’s work together to foster success in our vibrant community. My husband and I are local business owners, a second-generation Electrical Contractor. We joined the chamber back in 2016 for many reasons. Santee is where our business was established, it is also where we both grew up (go Santana!), where we are raising our kids, and where we are planning for our future. The chamber has given us many outlets to gain visibility, build trust, meet local leaders, and keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in our town. At a recent roundtable with the Chamber’s Executive Committee, I enjoyed learning that each one of us had varying reasons why we choose to volunteer with this organization. Our board of directors is an assorted group of business owners and executives offering fresh perspectives and great discussions. The seats around the table are filled with reliable, hands-on, smart professionals. The leadership skills and reputable qualities of my fellow board members are ones to truly value. As the chair of the board, trust me when I say, we understand that our effectiveness is not about us telling you what you need, but instead local business owners and operators exchanging ideas with us. We encourage you to engage with the chamber. Let us know what is important to your business and how you think the chamber can help you achieve more. The chamber wants to partner with our local businesses because successful businesses are an essential part of this community.

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If you are already a Santee Chamber of Commerce member, I formally invite you to take part in our events and other valuable opportunities the chamber provides. We can foster success together. Of all the motivations for membership, I am certain we can agree that crafting a vibrant community is the best part of the investment in the chamber. This organization is full steam ahead. I am happy to be writing this just after we wrapped up our second large-scale and in-person event of the year. We could not be more thrilled about it. This chamber is no stranger to producing great events however, seeing our events back to the full-scale awesomeness they were a few years ago feels so good. This chamber is buzzing. Look for the highlights from our Santee’s Favorites Awards Celebration and Santee Heroes Celebration. These were two exceptional evenings recognizing local businesses and local citizens through community impact awards and honoring our Person of the Year. At one of these events, an individual spoke to my heart when she said to me, “This is an emotional night for me it just feels so good to be back in a room full of people, to see these faces that I have missed so dearly. I am thankful for this!” I couldn't have agreed more as I looked around the room full of smiles. I hope to see you at our next event.

- Melissa Dombo

Santee Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board




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A ND T H E LIVING IS E A SY IN SANTEE Santee has an abundance of outdoor recreation spots in town. From local businesses, parks, fields, trails and more, we encourage you to get out there and safely enjoy all our town has to offer. Here are a few of our recommendations to get you started this season!

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve {9310 Fanita Parkway} Santee Lakes plays a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of our guests and Santee residents. We offer wide-ranging recreational opportunities, increased property values, and we spur local economies through tourism and TOT taxes. With over 2,000 trees in our urban forest, green spaces to help cool our environment, and solar on our 3 RV storage lots, Santee Lakes helps the city of Santee with their Sustainable Santee Plan climate goals. Park Director Laura Koval offered, “I have always known Parks Make Life Better, but this motto was tested during the global pandemic. When some Parks (including ours) were able to reopen in May of 2020, the sense of relief from our guests the day our gates reopened was palpable. It was a challenging time for everyone, but ultimately Parks are now widely recognized as critical for health and wellness. I am so proud of our team. We never stopped working and were able to provide a resource for those looking to improve their physical and mental well-being—all the more necessary during this public health emergency. Perhaps the new motto should be Parks Make Life. In

town from their outdoor dining patio. With a full restaurant, bar, event space and driving range, this property (open to the public) has been a hidden jewel AND town favorite for locals. “The Oaks” has been my go-to business in town for so many things! An offsite office and meeting space, date night, networking events, weddings, golf tournaments, professional photos, overnight stays, you name it! Their wide range of services keep me coming back for more. Kristen’s Favorite: A beer from the bar, a large bucket of balls from the proshop, and the driving range before sunset.

Sportsplex USA {9951 Riverwalk Drive} Our first business ever featured on a Santee Magazine cover! Opened back in 2010, this 20-acre facility hosts over 350,00 each year. Boasting three tournament-quality softball fields and two indoor soccer arenas, the Sportsplex offers professional spectator seating, electronic scoreboards, pro-style player dugouts and advanced synthetic turf.

our little slice of heaven, they do.” Kristen’s Favorite: Roller skating under the gazebo on a day with a nice breeze with family or friends.

Carlton Oaks Golf Club {9200 Inwood Drive} Serving as the only golf course in town is one way to stand out, but in addition to being one of the top-ranked 18-hole courses in the county, Carlton Oaks has one of my favorite views in

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Sportsplex USA offers adult and youth sports leagues, tournaments and corporate events all year long. Their sports pub offers ballpark favorite snacks and 8 draft beers on tap in their air conditioned space with a dozen TVs showing your favorite sports in season. For me, I see this well-oiled machine here for the long run. Why? Their core team is a home run. President, Bill Berghoff, General Manager, Eddie Vandiver and Director of Marketing & Sponsorships, Chris Vertrees make the dream team every business hopes for. Kristen’s Favorite: Borrowing a bat from a neighbor and practicing my swing in one of their 4 slow-pitch batting cages.

Pedego Electric Bikes Santee {50 Town Center Parkway} Pedego Santee is a locally-owned store where you'll be treated like family. They’re the region's foremost electric bike experts offering sales, rentals, accessories, and service. Pedego® stands for premium quality and local service. Here’s what they do for you: (1) Help you find the perfect electric bike for your needs, (2) Deliver your Pedego(s) ready to ride with no hassles, (3) Stand behind the product with parts and service in the future, and (4) Go above and beyond to make sure you’re delighted. You can stop by their shop and try a Pedego for free! These bikes will amaze you almost as much as their customer service and care for each client. Kristen’s Favorite: Sounds simple, but, the owners! Sometimes you can’t ask for better people in Santee and that’s the case with Greg and Stephanie Carter.

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Santee City Parks {Various Locations -} The City of Santee offers some beautiful and versatile park spaces all over town! With playgrounds, barbecues, concession stands, dog parks, disc golf, picnic shelters, athletic fields and courts, skate parks, walking and bike paths, trail access and even a teen center, there is truly something for everyone at their many locations! Make it a goal to check out every park this summer and find your favorite among the large list!

Big Rock Park 8125 Arlette Street

Sky Ranch Park 5850 Cala Lily Street

West Hills Park 9500 Magnolia Ave

Deputy Ken Collier Park 9206 Via De Cristina

Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive

Woodglen Vista Park 8790 Mast Boulevard

Mast Park 9125 Carlton Hills Boulevard

Town Center Community Park West 9409 Cuyamaca Street

Mast Park 10250 Woodglen Vista Drive

Shadow Hill Park 9161 Shadow Hill Road

Walker Preserve 9409 Cuyamaca Street

Weston Park 9050 Trailmark Way

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Business Awards Night Thank you to everyone who voted online over the two rounds of our Santee’s Favorites contest for your favorites of 2021! We had the best time celebrating our member finalists at our annual Business Awards Night at Sycuan Casino Resort in April. Having almost 200 people there to celebrate meant so much to our staff and Board of Directors. THANK YOU to my amazing staff and board, our host Sycuan who went above and beyond, all our sponsors and auction donors, our committee members, Eddie Vandiver for being the best co-host and MC, and each of you who attended. We were over-the-moon being able to celebrate and showcase some amazing businesses throughout our community. For a list of all the winners of Santee’s Favorites from the evening, just look on Page 14! Congratulations to our Chairman’s Award recipients, Melissa Dombo of Raceway Electric & Solar and Mike Aiken of Carlton Oaks Golf Club. We’d also like to congratulate our Lifetime Service Award recipient, Mike Clinkenbeard of Mike & Marla Clinkenbeard’s Farmer Insurance Agency, who served on our board for a decade and still volunteers his time as a member! Some of the most prestigious awards this year were definitely among my favorite parts of the night as we awarded our Community Impact Award recipient, Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, the Business Legacy Recipient, Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center, and of course, our Business of the Year recipient, Staump Music School. Please help support these local businesses as they continue to make our community an amazing place to eat, shop and play!

– Kristen Dare, ACE Santee Chamber of Commerce




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SANTEE-LAKESIDE ROTARY CLUB 2021 Rotarian of the Year - Neferti Kinser

SANTEE FIRE DEPARTMENT 2021 Firefighter of the Year - Nelson Smith

KIWANIS CLUB OF SANTEE 2021 Kiwanian of the Year - Arpad “AJ” Tota

SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL 2022 Teacher of the Year - Emily Snipes

SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2021 District Teacher of the Year - Teresa Elliott

WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 2022 Teacher of the Year - Bryan Ross

SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2020 District Teacher of the Year - Emily Hensley

SAN DIEGO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 2021 Santee Deputy of the Year - Detective Kyle

SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2019 District Teacher of the Year - Bonnie Jackson

SANTEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2021 Person of the Year - Dan Bickford



Santee Heroes On April 26th the Santee Chamber hosted our Santee Heroes Celebration at Carlton Oaks Golf Club. This was an event we started back in 2019, just to have to hit the pause button on it over the past two years. Bringing this event back to life has meant a lot to our Chamber as it’s allowed for so much joy, placing these community heroes on a well-deserved pedestal. We honored 3 organizations (non-profit, community organization and place of worship) along with 9 special honorees ranging from teachers, first responders and volunteers and proudly announced the Santee Chamber’s 2021 Person of the Year, Dan Bickford. Check out the full list of honorees on Page 16. We would like to formally thank Daniel Buksa, owner of Mission Realty Group. Daniel was asked to take this event and bring it back to life, and boy, did he deliver. He brought in partners like TDT Construction, Carlton Oaks and Jimmy’s Family Restaurant to host and cater, and once the date was set for the celebration, he never stopped working. He filled the room with honorees, sponsors, community leaders, friends, family, coworkers, you-name-it. His infectious positive energy made a good night into a great one and we are so glad to have him as part of our Chamber board. Thank you to all who came, contributed, were honored, and congratulations to all on a perfect Santee evening. For those who couldn’t join us, be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the photos (shot by Lynda Marrokal).

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MY HOMETOWN AN I N T E RV IE W W ITH LO C AL RE S I D E N T M IK E A I KE N As part of our My Hometown article series, we caught up with Mike Aiken, Director at Carlton Oaks Country Club. You may have met Mike at a local community event, volunteering around town, at a Santee City Council Meeting, or on the golf course. Mike moved to Santee in the early 90’s as a young police officer and has been a contributor to our community ever since. Mike currently volunteers and serves on the Santee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Santee Community Oriented Policing Committee (COMPOC), and is also a member of the Santee/Lakeside Rotary Club. Mike is no stranger to public service. He grew up in a small town in Missouri and joined the Navy just after high school. He spent 6 years serving our country as a Sonar Supervisor on the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Barb (SSN-596) during the later years of the Cold War. After his career in the Navy, Mike joined the San Diego Police Department serving the public and retired after 28 years. During our interview, he talked about some of the high points during his time on the police force. Mike shared, “The majority of my law enforcement career was spent as a Detective assigned to the Narcotic Task Force with the DEA, where I also had the privilege of working with and training narcotic detection K9s."

“ Working with police dogs was definitely one of the highlights of my career. ” Today in his “retirement”, Mike is an avid golfer and has chosen to craft another career on the course. When I asked him why he chose to work at Carlton Oaks Country Club he explained, “Carlton Oaks has been a strong community partner for over 60 years and I’m proud to be involved in helping revitalize the course and property to ensure we remain a vital community hub well into the future. I’ve really enjoyed working with golf course architect Cary Bickler helping finalize the upgraded golf course layout, which will be fun and challenging to players of all ability levels.” If you have known Mike for any period of time, it is hard to miss his genuine character. “Santee has always been a very special place to me and I enjoy contributing to the community I care so much about,” says Mike. During our interview, we talked about why he goes out of his way to support local businesses. “I believe supporting local Santee businesses is very important to our community’s overall success. Many of our local businesses are owned and operated by fellow Santee community residents who are deeply invested in Santee’s well-being and future.”, said Mike. Thank you Mike for your service and for continuing to be involved in our community, supporting local businesses, and for your volunteer work in Santee!

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Eat your heart out at the Santee Street Fair The Santee Chamber is hosting their annual Santee Street Fair on Saturday, May 28th from 10am-6pm on Riverview Parkway. This is a free admission, public event featuring vendor booths, food, live entertainment and a 21+ beer garden. Come check out all the food from the Boy Scouts’ pancake breakfast, to local restaurants, sweet treats and African, Filipino, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Groove along at the Summer Concert Series Summer is almost here and you know what that means... The Santee Summer Concerts Series will be back! There will be live music, vendor booths, food trucks, face painting and more every Thursday starting on June 9th at 6:30pm in Town Center Community Park East (except June 30th). Celebrate America during Santee Salutes Celebrate our Nation's 246th birthday this 4th of July at Santee Salutes! Join the City of Santee at Town Center Community Park East for music, food and a great time! Bring your sunscreen, seating and For on-site parking, a $10 parking pass must be purchased in advance. Try out a rental from Pedego Electric Bikes Pop over to Pedego Electric Bikes on Town Center Parkway and view their large inventory of electric bicycles for sale. Not sure which one is for you yet? No problem… ask for a rental. Take a bike out for a spin and see their capabilities for yourself. Email or call 619.738.2500 Enjoy live music on the patio of Carlton Oaks Golf Club Enjoy live music every Friday evening all summer long at Carlton Oaks Golf Club. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and take in the great view of the golf course. Their full restaurant is open and service is available outside as well. Make it a date night or bring the whole family to 9200 Inwood Drive.





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SANTEE SCOOP Hi, I’m John Olsen, a longtime resident and business advocate of Santee. As an active member of the Santee Chamber I often showcase upcoming development projects and events around town. Be sure to follow me for more on

Raymond's Barbershop Javier is a 3rd generation barber and owner of Raymond’s Barbershop. This coming school year will mark the 5th year that Javier and his team of barbers have offered free Backto-School haircuts for local students. Until then, if you’re looking for a cut or a shave, stop by the new Raymond’s Barbershop location in Town Center between Chuze Fitness and the Coffee Corner.

Kravings If you’re looking for the freshest food in town, you have to check out Kravings! The smoothies and salads are made to order with perfectly ripe fruits, and vegetables. The tortas and sandwiches rival the best around. Fidel and his family have owned and operated Kravings Fruit Bar since 2016 to fulfill the need for fresh and healthy alternatives in the community. Give them a try, you’ll be happy you did.

The John Olsen Show Podcast Interested in meeting business leaders, difference makers and people that make local decisions that affect your daily life? Check out my weekly podcast The John Olsen Show. Each week our guests talk about their community, their business or local events. To stay informed use the QR code.

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S OCIAL IZIN G S ANTEE Networking Mixer at Carlton Oaks The Santee Chamber hosts regular networking mixers to give members a chance to connect with other local companies for business-to-business opportunities. We’ve recently been hosted by Carlton Oaks Golf Club and Chick-Fil-A and we are looking forward to upcoming events at Lantern Crest and the Edgemoor Barn. Check our Facebook page for upcoming networking events. East County Young Professionals The East County Young Professionals group focuses on development, outreach and networking for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. Join our group to learn what it takes to be the future business leaders in the East County region. This fun, innovative group is committed to strengthening business relationships, professional development and giving back around our community. Follow East County Young Professionals on Facebook or Instagram to learn about upcoming opportunities. Open Miss Santee Program Another year of service has come and (almost) gone for our Santee Royalty. Local resident, real estate agent and former Miss Santee, Lauren Gaines, has taken over this program previously held in a pageant style. The contestants, aged 10-22, now compete in an essay and speech competition. New titleholders will be crowned at the first summer concert on June 9th. Thank you for your reign, Althea Valdez, Ainsley Anderson and Maddie Vandiver.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 2022 28 Santee Street Fair Riverview Parkway

Pancake Breakfast Santee Lakes Clubhouse Santee Lakes Clubhouse

June 2022 1 SCOC Morning Buzz Santee Coffee Corner #2

2 Thursday Nights Live

July 2022 4 Santee Salutes Town Center Community Park East

6 SCOC Morning Buzz

Santee Coffee Corner #2



Santee Summer Concert

SPARC Meeting City Hall

Santee Summer Concert

City Hall

Town Center Community Park East

Night Fishing Santee Lakes

Town Center Community Park East

Night Fishing Santee Lakes

SPARC Meeting

COMPOC Meeting

City Hall

City Hall


14 Santee Summer Concert

City Hall

Town Center Community Park East


21 Santee Summer Concert

Town Center Community Park East

Town Center Community Park East

Miss Santee Coronation

Night Fishing

Town Center Community Park East

Santee Lakes

Night Fishing


Santee Lakes

City Council Meeting


SCOC Morning Buzz

SPARC Meeting


Santee Summer Concert


Santee Coffee Corner #2

Santee Trolley Square

City Council Meeting

August 2022

City Hall

COMPOC Meeting


City Hall

Santee Summer Concert

8 COMPOC Meeting City Hall

10 City Council Meeting City Hall

11 Santee Summer Concert Town Center Community Park East

18 Santee Summer Concert Town Center Community Park East

Night Fishing Santee Lakes

24 City Council Meeting City Hall


Town Center Community Park East

Pancake Breakfast Santee Lakes Clubhouse

Santee Summer Concert


Santee Lakes Clubhouse

Town Center Community Park East

Pancake Breakfast Santee Lakes Clubhouse


21 East County Young Professionals Lunch & Learn

Santee Lakes Clubhouse

Christian Brothers

22 City Council Meeting City Hall


Website Resources:

Santee Summer Concert


Town Center Community Park East

SCOC = Santee Chamber of Commerce

Night Fishing Santee Lakes

25 Pancake Breakfast Santee Lakes Clubhouse Santee Lakes Clubhouse

COMPOC = Santee Community Oriented Policing Committee SPARC = Santee Park and Recreation Committee




COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE Animals (Dead on Public Property) Animals - Humane Society Animals (Stray) Barking Dogs Bees (Private Property) Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates Boys & Girls Club Business Licenses Chamber of Commerce Child Care Referrals City Council Meetings Crime Prevention Disabled Services Disaster Preparedness DMV (El Cajon) Dump (Sycamore Landfill) Elementary Schools Employment Events Info (Recorded Info) Fire Hydrants Food Bank Garage Sales Graffiti High Schools Household Hazardous Waste Insect, Mosquito & Rat Infestations Library Neighborhood Watch News (City) Noise Control Ordinances Park Reservations Potholes Public Records Public Transportation Rattlesnakes Recreation Programs Recycling Information Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Senior Citizen Trips/Socials Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency) Sidewalk Repairs Storm Water Street Lights Teen Center Traffic Accident Information Traffic Signals Trash Pickup Volunteers Water Service YMCA (Cameron Family)

City Public Services General Information San Diego Humane Society Santee Sheriff’s Dept Information County Recorder’s Office Boys & Girls Club City Finance Chamber of Commerce YMCA City Clerk Santee Sheriff’s Dept Independent Services Fire Department Dept. of Motor Vehicles San Diego Landfill Systems Santee School District City Human Resources City Recreation Padre Dam MWD Santee Food Bank City Code Compliance City Public Services Grossmont Union HSD Waste Management County Vector Control Santee Public Library Santee Sheriff’s Dept City Manager’s Office City Code Compliance City Clerk City Recreation City Public Services City Clerk Metropolitan Transit Systems Heartland Non-emergency Dispatch City Recreation City Community Services Padre Dam MWD City Recreation Non-Emergency Dispatch City Public Services City of Santee City Development Services City Recreation Santee Sheriff’s Dept. City Development Services Waste Management City Recreation Padre Dam MWD Cameron Family YMCA

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